Anina is a town in Caraș-Severin County, Banat, Romania.

Anina is located between Cheile Nerei-Beușnița National Park and Semenic-Cheile Carașului National Park.


Anina is located in the forested mountains of the same name, which represent the extension of the southern mountains of the Western Carpathians. The city is named after the Romanian word for alder (anin). It is predominantly a mining town that developed around coal mines. Unfortunately, after 1989, the town recorded a strong economic downturn. The first inhabitants of Anina were the Austrian settlers' families, who have reached the present territory of the city, founding the colony workers Steierdorf. In 1774, colonists from Austria were brought, and then a Slovak colony, counting already 300 inhabitants. In January 1945, local Germans are taken to be deported to forced labor in the Soviet Union. In 1952, this place acquires the status of city area, known as Anina. In 1996 the decline of mining begins, the mines being closed one by one.

Get in

By car

Hitchiking to and from Reșița is relatively simple. The place to wait in Reșița is the bus station near the Lidl supermarket.

By train

Given that a lot of people come to Anina to ride the Anina-Oravița railway, getting in by train is a natural choice. The train leaves Oravița at 11:15 and arrives in Anina at 13:05. It returns to Oravița at 13:30. (as of December 2014)

By bus

The bus schedule is subject to often changes and information is rarely posted on official sites such as The information below is to give you a rough idea, please contact locals for the most up-to-date bus schedules!

Get around

The city is not so big and thus quite walkable, but a car is required to get around to all the sights and activities. On mountain routes, the best way to travel is, besides walking, using jeeps or off-road motorcycles.

In terms of administrative and urban planning, the city is organized into four main districts: - Anina - Steierdorf - Brădet district - New Town neighborhood


Anina-Oravița Railway

The mountains of Anina are formed 70% of karst rocks and the waters have carved various specific formations such as waterfalls, slopes, caves, gorges. Anina is linked to Oravița city by the oldest mountain railway in the country. Although tourism infrastructure is not up to acceptable standards, nearby there are a number of sites that deserve attention:




There are several small shops for daily shopping and a farmers' market.



During the summer, Anina is a popular tourist destination.

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